One of the things I love about Yeo Valley is that they never stop being creative. New flavours and limited editions are always appearing, and their new Limited Edition Damson and Plum Yeogurt is a fine example of this – a lovely, and very British mix of gorgeous ripe plums and that tart little late-summer smasher, the damson.
The plum and damson flavour is delicious on its own, spooned over a fruit compote (use the plum recipe here) or made into an easy, frozen terrine. As you have to wait for each layer to freeze, it’s probably best to make this the day before you need it. Here’s how I did it:
You will need:
1 pot Yeo Valley Damson and Plum Yeogurt (450g)
100ml double cream
For the plum compote:
60g brown sugar
250g ripe plums, halved and stoned
1 vanilla pod
First, line a medium loaf tin with cling film
Next, whip the cream and stir gently through the yogurt. Be gentle as it’s the air bubbles that keep the texture of the finished ‘ice cream’ light.
Pour half the yogurt mixture into the loaf tin, level off the top and freeze for a couple of hours. Pop the remaining half into the fridge for later.
Meanwhile, make the compote. Put the sugar and water into a saucepan over a low heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Add the plums and vanilla pod, bring to the boil, then turn down and simmer until the plums are tender – about ten minutes should do it. Turn off the heat and allow to cool.
Remove the plums from the syrup (fish out the vanilla pod but keep the syrup, it’s delicious drizzled over the finished terrine) and whizz the plums in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour over the first frozen layer and return to the freezer for another couple of hours.
Finally, spoon over the remaining half of the yogurt mixture and freeze for another couple of hours or overnight. Remove from the freezer about 20 minutes before serving.
Yeo Valley’s new Damson & Plum yogurt (450g) is available from all major retailers at MRRSP £1.49. For more information about Yeo Valley, product information and recipe ideas, please visit www.yeovalley.co.uk
*Limited edition – on pack offer*
For those thinking of starting their own mini fruit orchard, there’s a fabulous on-pack competition to instantly win one of 500 English fruit trees, with varieties including Conference pears, Victoria Plums and Discovery Apples. Simply pick up a limited edition Damson and Plum yogurt to be in with a chance of winning and keep these rare British fruits alive by starting a little bit of countryside in your own back garden!